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SusanVH's picture
May.02.2011
Modern Drummer magazine kindly invited yours truly to guest blog about the new book, Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin,' and its charitable tie-in, music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Be sure to check it out! Many thanks, Modern Drummer, for the opportunity!
SusanVH's picture
May.02.2011
Modern Drummer magazine kindly invited yours truly to guest blog about the new book, Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin,' and its charitable tie-in, music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Be sure to check it out! Many thanks, Modern Drummer, for the opportunity!
SusanVH's picture
Apr.28.2011
Great news! Booklist applauds Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' in its May 1 ish! This large, well-designed volume tells the stories behind eight significant American makers of musical instruments: Zildjian (cymbals), Steinway & Sons (pianos), C.G. Conn (band instruments), Martin (guitars), Ludwig (...
michael-l-schmicker's picture
Dec.23.2010
 Imagine you’re the DJ for a monster party celebrating your crazy life during the 1960s – the Beatles and Stones, the summer of love, the Vietnam War. What 100 songs would you play to bring it all back home? I’ve started the list below – tell me what hits I’m missing? The background, and a few...
brad-schreiber's picture
Nov.17.2010
What is the significance of the Beatles' studio catalog finally, after years of waiting, being available on iTunes? Is it about Apple making boatloads of money? Is it the conclusion of an internecine and bitter litigation between Apple, Beatles management and the Beatles record label, EMI? Is it a...
sam-barry's picture
Aug.23.2010
  Every month I have the privilege of playing with a group of accomplished musicians in a band we call Los Train Wreck at El Rio, a venerable bar in San Francisco’s Mission District that boasts the motto “Your Dive” over the doorway. We are a fine band made up of gifted musicians, but our role in...
SusanVH's picture
Aug.14.2010
Was happy to hear this a.m. from pal Tom Wright, the amazing rock photog whose photo memoir Roadwork: Rock & Roll Turned Inside Out (in the UK, Raising Hell On The Rock 'N' Roll Highway) I co-authored. Seems it's the 40th anniversary of Detroit's infamous Goose Lake International Festival,...
SusanVH's picture
Jun.23.2010
Finally got around to creating a website for Three Steps To Heaven, the bio of rock and roll legend Eddie "Summertime Blues" Cochran that I co-wrote with his nephew, guitarist/producer Bobby Cochran. The book pubbed in '03, is still in print (!), and is my first – and only, so far –...
SusanVH's picture
Jun.11.2010
Just got word from Grammy-winning sound engineer Don Grossinger (above) – who's mastered projects for everyone from the Rolling Stones and CSN&Y to Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson – will be interviewing rock photographer Tom Wright on New York City's WBAI, 99.5 FM, Saturday from 9:30 pm-...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.30.2010
Sounds permeate the world, the sounds of electric and electronic machines and components that hum, whir and buzz in the background. It's the sound of electricity. There is also the sound of air moving through furnace ducts and the rustle of papers in the air's path. Phones ring, buzz and jingle,...